We Care

Red Carnation Hotels is part of the TTC family of brands and works in proud partnership with its TreadRight Foundation to #MakeTravelMatter.

Ashford Castle proudly holds a Gold Award in Green Hospitality, as well as a GREENMark Plastic Smart award, for our reduction and commitment to removing single-use plastics. Ashford Castle was the first hotel in Ireland to achieve the GREENMark Plastic Smart Standard in August 2019. In the 2019 Irish Tatler Awards, we were awarded Best in Sustainability for our initiatives in hospitality. 

A Historic Restoration


Since purchasing the iconic Ashford Castle in 2013, Red Carnation Hotels has invested substantially in a meticulous restoration and enhancement programme that has restored the castle to its former glory and preserved this historic property for future generations.

The age and scale of the castle presented unique challenges for the Tollman family, architects, designers and the extensive team of local workers, who together with local suppliers delivered a level of precision that ensured every detail was taken care of in a sympathetic manner – with breathtaking results.

 

National Geographic: Unique Lodges of the World


We are proud that Ashford Castle is part of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, which includes some of the planet’s most treasured places, while helping to protect them for generations to come.

The Lodges embody values of authenticity, enrichment and a dedication to preserving our planet’s diversity. The guest experiences they offer invite visitors to connect with the destination in a meaningful way.

 

Our Initiatives


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Sustainable luxury

With the subject of climate change on everyone’s mind, ethical travel is of ever increasing significance. If you’d like to be a jet-setter with a conscience, discover how you can travel responsibly.
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Sustainability Committee

Red Carnation Hotels supports and encourages a wide selection of green initiatives and is fully committed to sustainability. Our Sustainability Committee is led by Victoria Tollman (Director of The Travel Corporation, Red Carnation Hotels and the Bouchard Finlayson winery) and Red Carnation's Managing Director Jonathan Raggett.

Projects and progress

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Tales from our travellers

In honour of World Tourism Day and TTC’s 100th anniversary, we share our favourite stories from guests which remind us why we do what we do.

25th September 2020

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‘Bringing the future into focus’

Ella Lurie Tollman explores what international travel meant to her growing up and its future in this uncertain time.

26th August 2020

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With a little help from our friends

In celebration of International Day of Friendship, we reflect on friends we have made on our travels.

24th July 2020

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